Mayor’s Kokua Ball Fund Raiser’s Honorary Chairperson, Film Producer, Ryan Kavanaugh

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa
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Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa

REPORT FROM THE OFFICE OF MAUI MAYOR – The Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency is hosting the Mayor’s Kokua Ball, a fund raiser for the private charity on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the King Kamehameha Golf Course, Waikapu.

“We are grateful to have Hollywood Film Producer & Financier, Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media as our Honorary Chairperson,” explainsEvent Chairperson, Rita O’Connor.


This elegant evening features a celebrity-style red carpet walk with complimentary portrait photographs and a champagne greeting during the No-Host Cocktail Hour with live music.

Guests, along with the “beautiful people” and undisclosed celebrities attending the event will also have an opportunity to bid on stunning artwork donated by a select group of Maui’s talented artists during the Silent Art Auction, as well as purchase tickets for a deluxe luxury raffle package.

The Reception is followed by Chef Munoz’s award-winning cuisine with music and entertainment by Déjà vu Band, Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy, Maui’s own “Marilyn Monroe,” Emcee Mr. Charles Cook and open dancing throughout the evening – all for a great cause!

The Silent Art Auction features Maui’s most talented artists who will be attending the event to meet and greet the Guests: Elan Vital, Dario Campanile, Christina DeHoff, Jack Nordby, Marcello Bugagiar (The Twins), Roman Czerwinski, Nadine Ramelb, Taryn Alessandro, Kimmie, Julie Galeeva & Rafael Pereda.

Hollywood Film Producer & Financier,
Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO Relativity Media

Attire is elegant (at the Guests’ discretion) and as a bonus, Elly’s Formal Wear, Kihei is offering attendees of this event a “Kokua Ball Tuxedo Special” for only $65! Visit or call 879-7010.

Elly’s Formal Wear also has a wide selection of gowns for those ladies who want to dress to the nines!

Featured photographers for the event include: Jessica Pearl, Jack Grace, Genevieve DeRego, Daniel Kruse and Richard Marks.

Proud sponsors include: Elan Vital, Goodfellow Brothers & Honua’ula, Maui Disposal, Maui Lani Developers, Clifford Planning & Architecture, First Hawaiian Bank, Service Rentals, Soderholm Sales & Leasing, Mark Ellman Restaurants, Maui Bridge Club, United Public Workers, Mason’s Union Local #1, Maui Bling, Hairways, Filipino Chamber of Commerce and Mr. & Mrs. Ko.

Sponsorship tables are limited – Reserve now! For more information about the Mayor’s Kokua Ball and ticket purchases, please contact Event Chairperson, Rita O’Connor: 808.344.4452 or

To become a friend and support of the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund please visit their website at





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